Updating FC2 with FC4 kernel sources
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Thu Jan 5 21:12:57 UTC 2006
Mark Haney <mhaney <at> ercbroadband.org> writes:
> Are there any gotchas to taking the FC4 latest kernel SRPMS and building
> a binary RPM with them on FC2?
You have to edit the specfile a bit:
* remove the redhat-rpm-config BuildRequires
* remove or downgrade the gcc and binutils BuildRequires
* downgrade the mkinitrd requirement to at most mkinitrd >= 3.5.22-1
* remove the --package foo argument to all the /sbin/new-kernel-pkg calls
because the FC2 mkinitrd doesn't want it. Rebuilding the FC4 mkinitrd isn't
an option for various reasons, for example it wants udev.
If you want/need to use wireless-tools, you have to rebuild that too (from the
FC4 update SRPM, doesn't need any changes) or you'll get wireless extension
version mismatch warnings.
alsa doesn't seem to be a problem.
However, you should have a good reason for upgrading the kernel without the
rest of the distribution.
Also don't forget that the FC4 kernels follow the new kernel/kernel-devel
arrangement, there's no kernel-source or kernel-sourcecode package anymore,
you should build modules against kernel-devel now, not against the full
kernel source code (which was never really supported).
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